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 Shannon-class 13.00 Metre

(Fast Carriage Boat 2 - FCB2)



Effseabee Too seen off Poole, Dorset (Photo Courtesy RNLI/Tony Roddam)

Dimensions 13.6m x 4.54m x 0.75m Speed 40-kts
Displacement 14.6-tonnes Range 250-nm
Construction Fibre Reinforced Composite. Endurance ?
Engines 2 x caterpillar 3126b 9550-hp) plus two Hamilton water jets. Crew 5

The prototype Effseebeetwo was built by Green Marine at Lymington, Hants in 2005 designed to replace the Mersey-class. Went to Vosper Thorneycroft for fitting out and then commenced her sea trials. The FCB 2 suffered from severe slamming in rough seas and the decision was taken to look at a new hull design. The "new" prototype began sea trials in 2012 With the first five of the class to enter service in 2014. . The class was named "Shannon" in April 2012 Can carry an X-class boat when operations dictate.

FCB 2-class Fleet Details

Built by Green Marine, later SAR Composites Ltd in Lymington and fitted out at Berthon Boat Co. in Lymington.

No. Name O/N Year C/Sign Base
None Effseabee Too 1285 2005 MKNY5 Prototype, (GM153Vosper Thorneycroft) . Trials from 2005. WFU 05/12. Back in service by 01/13 To Ridge Wharf, Wareham, unmarked, by 14/03/13. Sold in Holland 2013 as Noorman Northman.
----- Unnamed/Jock and Annie Slater 1308 2012 2FHV6 Launched at Berthon Boat CO. 26/01/2012, delivered to Poole 04/04/12. Not officially named until 11/07/13.
13-02 The Morrell 1309 2013 2GWM3 Dungeness, Kent. Delivered to Poole 15/01/14. Delivered to Dungeness 21/02/14. On station 05/03/14. Officially named 31/05/14.
13-03 R and J Welburn 1310 2014 2GWM5 Exmouth, Devon. Delivered to Poole 19/03/14. On station 22/05/14.
13-04 Storm Rider 1311 2014 2GWM5 Relief Fleet Delivered to Poole 17/05/14.
13-05 Patsy Knight 1312 2014 2GWM6 Lowestoft, Suffolk. Delivered to Poole 17/08/14. Returned to Berthon 23/08/14. Poole 04/09/14. To Berthon 09/09/14 To Poole 13/09/14. To Lowestoft 20/09/14. On station 02/10/14.
13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood 1313 2014 2HTS8 Hoylake, Merseyside. To Poole 03/10/14. Delivered on station 09/12/14.
13-07 Reg 1314 2014 2HTS9 Relief Fleet. On station 29/01/15.
13-08 Derek Bullivant 1315 2014 2HTT2 Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal, ROI.
 13-09 THE Barry and Peggy High Foundation 1316   2HTT4 Ilfracombe, North Devon.
13-10 Ian Grant Smith 1317   2HTT6 Montrose, Tayside.
13-11 Frederick William Plaxton 1318   2HTT7 Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
13-12   1319   2HTT8 St. Ives, Cornwall.
13-13   1320   2HTT9 RElief Fleet.
13-14   1321     LLandudno, Conwy.
13-15   1322     Swanage, Dorset.
13-16   1323     Skegness, Lincs.

Effseabee Too in the Kiel Canal 11/06/07 (Photo by Kawabo)

Effseabee Too at Poole 30/01/09 (Photo N.Rush)

Ex-RNLB Effseebeetwo at Ridge Wharf, Wareham on 14/03/13 (Photo N. Rush)

The "NEW" Prototype O/N 1308 at Poole on  10/05/12 (Photo N. Rush)

The Shannon prototype seen at Barmouth on 08/04/13 (Photo D. C. James)

RNLB Jock and Annie Slater 13-01 at her naming ceremony 11/07/13 (Photo N. Rush)

RNLB Jock and Annie Slater seen at Poole on 31/10/13 )Photo N. Rush)

RNLB The Morrell 13-02 at Poole 24/01/14 (Photo N. Rush)

RNLB The Morrell 13-02 on an early training run 31/01/14 (Photo N. Rush)

RNLB R and J Welburn 13-03 pictured at Poole 27/03/14 (Photo N. Rush)

RNLB Storm Rider 13-04 on her first training run 29/05/14 (Photo N. Rush)

RNLB Storm Rider pictured at Poole 10/07/14 (Photo N. Rush)

The soon to be RNLB Patsy Knight 13-05 seen on its way to Berthons on 13/05/13 (Photo P. Edey)

RNLB Patsy Knight 13-05 at Poole shortly after delivery on 21/08/14 (Photo N. Rush)

Destined for Hoylake LBS Is the RNLB Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood 13-06 seen on 20/11/14 (Photo N. Rush)


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